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- EAI Summer School "Life on Earth and Beyond"
2022-05-30 to 2022-06-01, Island of Ven close to Copenhagen
Its aim is to give participants a thorough overview of the scientific, historical, philosophical and ethical questions arising in this field. The summer school will, amongst others deal with the following themes:
- Definition of life in a historical and philosophical context
- Philosophical challenges in defining life
- Biochemical evolution
- Evolution of biological functions
- Search for life outside Earth
- Philosophical, ethical and political questions arising with the quest for life on other celestial bodies
- Astrobiology and Society
2022-06-03 to 2022-06-04, Höör, Skåne (Scania) in Southern Sweden
- COSPAR 2022 - 44th Scientific Assembly
2022-07-16 to 2022-07-24, Athens, Greece
Submit your abstract to the next gathering of the COSPAR Scientific Assembly series, planned as a hybrid event with emphasis on physical participation. Expect a distinctive and diverse list of themes and topics covered by COSPAR's eight Commissions and twelve Panels and captured by eight plenaries, amidst a wide range of social and cultural, and networking functions.
- 17th Heidelberg Summer School on "Astronomy, astrochemistry and the origin of life"
2022-08-22 to 2022-08-26, Heidelberg, Germany
The "International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg" (IMPRS-HD) invites early-career scientists to its 17th summer school.
We foresee that this will be a meeting in person, unless the pandemic situation will force us to move to an online event.
The Origin of Life on Earth is one of the most fascinating questions arising from the studies of our planet, and of the wider Universe. There are two main hypotheses describing the source of the organic compounds that could have served as the basis of a bio-genesis: (1) the in situ synthesis of pre-biotic molecules on the primitive Earth and (2) their formation in the Solar Nebula or in its parent molecular cloud, followed by their exogenous delivery onto Earth via asteroids, comets, and their smaller fragments.
The school will be devoted to the exogenous hypothesis leading to the origin of life. We will discuss how astronomy and theoretical and experimental astrochemistry act together to explore this hypothesis, and to go beyond our Solar System in the search for extraterrestrial life and other habitable planets.
Invited lecturers are:
- Paola Caselli (MPI Extraterrestrial Physics)
- Rob Garrod (University of Virginia)
- Thomas Henning (MPI for Astronomy)
- Martin McCoustra (Heriot-Watt University)
- Alessandro Morbidelli (Cote d'Azur Observatory)
Deadline for applications: 2022-06-01
- Latsis Symposium 2022 "Origin and Prevalence of Life"
2022-08-30 to 2022-09-02, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
The main scientific program of this interdisciplinary 4-day event will consist of 7 sessions:
- Planet formation and volatile delivery
- Young Earth
- Emergence of molecules and life
- Biogenesis and first cells
- The rise and evolution of complex life
- Life in extreme environments
- Statistics and atmospheres of exoplanets
We plan the symposium in hybrid format, with 250-300 colleagues participating in-person in the main building of ETH Zurich, but the talks will also be live-streamed and recorded to allow for remote participation for a larger audience.
More details - in particular a pre-registration form - can be found at the symposium website, which will continuously be updated:
- 4th International Workshop on Microbial life under extreme energy limitation – MicroEnergy2022
2022-09-05 to 2022-09-09, Sandbjerg Manor, Denmark
- 73rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2022)
2022-09-18 to 2022-09-22, Paris, France
2022-09-18 to 2022-09-23, Granada, Spain
It has been a while since we could meet in person at our annual EANA meetings! However, the EANA council decided last year that we will from now on continue with biennial in-person EANA meetings (alternating with EAI-BEACON) with a virtual meeting in the years in-between. This will allow our European Astrobiology community to attend both meetings and to be exposed to Astrobiology science from different perspectives, without the danger of oversaturation in Astrobiology meetings. We can now confirm that our next annual meeting, EANA2023, will be an in-person meeting, details will be announced later this year. However, we realize that with the BEACON 2022 conference having been postponed to next year, the Astrobiology community is now in the severe need of an in-person meeting for 2022.
We are therefore happy to announce that for this year we decided to arrange the following possibilities for our community to get together instead of holding a virtual annual EANA conference.
The annual EuroPlanet Science Congress (EPSC) conference brings together the European planetary science community and takes place during the entire week of 18-23 September 2022. Astrobiology-related sessions at EPSC (organized or co-organized by EANA) will be scheduled at the beginning of that week. It is still possible to submit session proposals until 2 March 2022.
We are also happy to announce that AbGradE in collaboration with EPEC, the Europlanet Early Career Network, will organize sessions dedicated to Early Career Scientists. EANA@EPSC will therefore specifically offer a platform for early careers to network and to present their work. Travel bursaries will be offered for EANA@EPSC.
We hope to meet many of you in person this year at the EPSC conference, and of course in 2023 at our next in-person biennial EANA Astrobiology Conference.
Early registration deadline: 2022-07-31